Posts Tagged: Netflix


13
Aug 14

The Epistemology of DevOps

How do we know, we know what DevOps is? For episode 46, we sit down with Praxisflow’s Kevin Behr (whom you might recognize as one of the authors of the Phoenix Project) and Jabe Bloom to talk about these and other heady questions, including: what can we learn from the Agile community? Where is DevOps headed in the next five years? Who is Frederick Taylor and what does he have to do with DevOps? And what do English coal miners from the 1940s have to do with DevOps? Find out the answers to these and more as we discuss:

The Epistemology of DevOps

Join J. Paul Reed, aka @SoberBuildEng, Youssuf El-Kalay, aka @buildscientist, Sascha Bates, aka @sascha_d, and Seth Thomas, aka @cheeseplus for the discussion, plus a the last couple of weeks in News & Views and a nostalgic tool tip!

Episode 46 is sponsored by
Pager Duty!

Or, download Episode 46, or any of our previous shows!

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Tooltip

Paul introduces Cool Old Term, a nostalgic way to run OpenVMS or even open VMs!

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Where do you think DevOps is headed?

What can we learn from Agile’s history as it permeated the industry?

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13
Mar 14

A Year of The Phoenix Project with Gene Kim

At some point in every discussion of DevOps or organizational transformations, The Phoenix Project, the seminal book by Kevin Behr, Gene Kim, and George Spafford comes up. More than just “A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win,” it’s become a “water cooler” book for everyone from sysadmins in the basement to CxOs in the boardroom. Released in January 2013, we sit down with Gene Kim to look at how The Phoenix Project has influenced our industry over the past year, plus ask Gene questions we’ve always had about the characters and the story. Plus, we find out what Gene’s been working on since Phoenix shipped. Join us for:

A Year of The Phoenix Project with Gene Kim

Join J. Paul Reed, aka @SoberBuildEng, and Sascha Bates, aka @sascha_d for the discussion, plus a the last couple of weeks in News & Views and a review!

Or, download Episode 38, or any of our previous shows!

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Review

Paul reviews Eric Schlosser’s Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety, which has a surprising connection to release engineering and DevOps.


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What’s been the largest takeaway for you from The Phoenix Project?

In the last year, what characters and situations from The Phoenix Project, (both good and bad!) have you seen in your own organizations?

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30
Jan 14

Continuous Deployment… or Annoy-ment?

For episode 35, the crew takes a look at a core component of continuous delivery: the application update mechanism. We talk a bit about our collective experiences supporting update paths, how some of the players in our industry conduct their updates, and whether or not that’s actually good for customers, or it’s just a myth we hear parroted constantly. We also take a look at a couple of case studies related to continuous delivery transformations, and some myths around the implementation details of continuous delivery, ultimately trying to figure out, whether it’s customers, engineering teams, release teams, or ops teams, are the way we do updates today:

Continuous Deployment… or Annoy-ment?

Join J. Paul Reed, aka @SoberBuildEng, Youssuf El-Kalay, aka @buildscientist, and EJ Ciramella, aka @eciramella for the discussion, plus a the last couple of weeks in News & Views and a (bunch of!) tool tips!

Or, download Episode 35, or any of our previous shows!

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Youssuf introduces us to jq (not “jk!”)


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What’s your opinion, as a customer, on constant updates? Silent updates?

What application architecture and testing issues have you run into while trying to adopt continuous delivery?

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26
Oct 13

To Be Continued: Release Engineering Tools at Netflix

It is fitting that our first episode to be split into a TV-esque cliffhanger is with our Netflix panel! In episode 28, we discussed Netflix’s unique engineering culture; in part two, we discuss with the panel the dynamics of how Netflix develops its release engineering tools, Netflix’s cloud prize, configuration management vs. baked potatoes, what percentage of the Internet Netflix actually uses at peak, plus the panel’s guilty (and possibly embarrassing) Netflix pleasures; find out what they are and more when we wrap up:

To Be Continued: Release Engineering Tools at Netflix

Join J. Paul Reed, aka @SoberBuildEng, Youssuf El-Kalay, aka @buildscientist, EJ Ciramella, aka @eciramella, Sascha Bates, aka @sascha_d, and Seth Thomas, aka @cheeseplus plus another installment of #DevOpsDearAbby!

Or, download Episode 29, or any of our previous shows!

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DevOps Dear Abby

@zsepi asks “Despite having worked maintenance years on legacy codebases at BigCo, I don’t see why people keep picking on ‘enterprise developers’; shouldn’t we approach code with the assumption that everyone did their best given the circumstances (culture, skills, deadlines, etc.)?

@StevenMurawski asks via email:

Why are ops guys in primarily Windows environments looked down upon (or feel looked down upon) in the DevOps community? Very often references will be “oh, and on Windows” like the ops guys running Windows wouldn’t be expected to be as professional as their compatriots on the *nix side of things. How can a primarily Windows ops guy fit in to this DevOps community?

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What’s your design and testing process for your organization’s build/release engineering tools?

Do you use active configuration management or the “baked AMI” approach?

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10
Oct 13

Because You Watched DevOps, You Might Enjoy Netflix

It’s hard to have a conversation or hear a presentation these days about DevOps without hearing Netflix’s name being uttered: they’re a poster-child not only for employing DevOps principles and techniques, but for successfully moving their entire application to Amazon’s Web Services public cloud. But how did they achieve this? And what cultural and technological struggles did they have while reshaping themselves from a company that mails out DVDs to a company that slings bits and produces Emmy-award winning content. Join us for a chat with members of Netflix’s Engineering Tools and Playback Reliability teams; we know it’s a conversation you won’t want to miss… after all:

Because You Watched DevOps, You Might Enjoy Netflix

Join J. Paul Reed, aka @SoberBuildEng, Youssuf El-Kalay, aka @buildscientist, EJ Ciramella, aka @eciramella, Sascha Bates, aka @sascha_d, and Seth Thomas, aka @cheeseplus plus the last couple of weeks in News & Views!

Or, download Episode 28, or any of our previous shows!

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What cultural struggles does your organization deal with?

Would “context, not control” work in your company?

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9
Jul 12

Inaugural Episode!

We’re proud to announce the launch episode of The Ship Show, a new podcast focusing specifically on build engineering, DevOps, release management and the tools, techniques, and tricks that go with it!

Join us, your hosts Paul Reed, aka @SoberBuildEng, Youssuf El-Kalay, aka @buildscientist, and EJ Ciramella, aka @ecirmella, as we take a look at the news of the week, and discuss:

Why bother with release engineering?

Here is the Music Player. You need to installl flash player to show this cool thing!

Or, download Episode 1.

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Review

Configuration Management Best Practices
by Bob Aiello, @BobAiello and Leslie Sachs
Find it at Amazon